I might have something better to say about this place had we been able to stay for both of the nights that I "booked". Dixie was a very nice woman, however was very confused during the reservation process and unfortunately managed to screw up the dates. We were only able to stay the first night of our planned two night trip. Paul and Dixie did their best to make up for the error, which kept our trip from being ruined. On another note, the Hampton in Bardstown is VERY nice.
We stayed in the Victorian room in a very comfortable bed, but neither of us slept much all night. On the bright side, we did NOT experience any disturbing noises or the feeling that there was any type of 'haunting' going on. The house could use a little updating but was very intriguing and extremely clean. The tour was short and sweet but contained a lot of interesting information about the history of the jail.
Our visit to the Talbott Inn for dinner and drinks was enjoyable and the bartender/manager was entertaining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iron bars on windows, 30 inch thick limestone walls, and a heavy steel door slamming behind you may not sound like the typical tourist accommodation. However, Jailer's Inn is anything but typical. The historic Jailer's Inn, circa 1819, in the center of Bardstown, Kentucky offers a unique and luxurious way to "do time." Jailer's Inn is a place of wonderful, thought provoking contrasts. Each of our seven guest rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and heirlooms, and offer private bathrooms, some with a double Jacuzzi. All located in the renovated front jail, built in 1819. The back jail, built in 1874, is basically unchanged; you get a chilling, sobering look at former conditions in the old Nelson County jail used in full operation up until 1987. Catch a glimpse of life seldom seen in these two historic jails listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. On spring and summer mornings, as you sip hot coffee and chat with other guests over a full breakfast in the courtyard, it's difficult to imagine all of the previous uses of the courtyard, a place to visit forlorn relatives or even the centralized location of the Nelson County gallows. Come "do time" in jail and unlock an adventure in history. Whether you sleep in the elegant Victorian Room, rest and read in the Library Room or enjoy the peaceful setting of the Garden Room, it will be a "captivating experience." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jailer`s Hotel Bardstown
- Jailer`s Inn b&b